On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> wrote:
On 08/29/2010 09:52 PM, Robert Lipe wrote:
> It's truncated to standard 80 columns by design.  It's not meant to be a
> substitute for either the full doc or an interface to any other program

Bad design imho - it should be a useful interface to the user's eye and brain.
Think of embedded devices where you don't have the largish html doch with you.

You're trying to build GPSBabel command lines by looking at the help on an embedded system and insulting our design?    Seriously?   $15 cell phones have web browsers.  I just can't get worked up about the number people that are interactively building command lines and needing help that either can't get enough of a prod from those first 80 characters (oh, 'm' is 'miles' and not 'meters) and that don't have access to a real computer.   If this is a market that matters to you, go for it.

 
I can come up with a patch to calculate this on the columns of the terminal or
so. SHould nto be too hard to do.

Feel free.  If you want it badly enough, do it.   That's the point of open source,

RJL

 


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